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Vice President / ESG Director

Oladele Shekete

Experience & Activities

Oladele oversees Sahel Capital’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy and engagement with portfolio companies. He has over 14-years of experience leading ESG due diligence and implementation projects in West Africa, and primarily within the private equity and venture capital industry.

Prior to joining Sahel in 2017, he worked as the ESG Manager at the West Africa Venture Fund LLC in Liberia for 7 years. As the ESG Manager he implemented sustainable approaches and procedures within the fund’s portfolio companies, and managed business operational activities across multiple sectors (agribusiness, logistics, manufacturing and real estate). Oladele started his career in construction and project management with Total Consult in 2006 and later worked in integrated waste management and recovery with Intol-Jpi. He has lived and worked in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

Oladele has a Diploma in Civil Engineering from The Polytechnic Ibadan, B.Sc. Geology from the University of Ibadan, and a M.Sc. Environmental Management from the University of Lagos.